Youth Week

BC Youth Week is a provincial celebration of youth held annually during the first week of May. It is a week of fun and interactive celebration intended to build a strong connection between young people and their communities and to profile the issues, accomplishments, and diversity of youth across the province.

Of course this is a big week for us at the Abbotsford Youth Commission! Come out and celebrate with us May 1 – 7, 2019


Youth Week Events May 1 – 7 2019


Wednesday May 1st

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament (12-18 years)
More information coming soon!

Super Smash Bros Tournament (12-18 years)
More details coming soon!
Location: Youth Centre at ARC
FREE

Crazy Loaded Pancake Day (12-18 years)
More details coming soon!
Location: Youth Centre at MRC
FREE

 


Thursday May 2nd

URoc Awards and Ice Cream Social (all ages welcome)
3:30pm
Location: Youth Centre at ARC

Movie Trivia (12-18 years)
More details coming soon!
Location: Youth Centre at MRC
FREE

 

Friday May 3rd

Dodgeball Mania (12-18 years)
More details coming soon!
Location: AYC Youth Centre at ARC

 

Saturday May 4th

Youth Centre (ARC) Open House - Family Games
All ages are welcome to join us and learn more about our Free Youth Drop-in Centres. Meet our amazing staff and youth and see what we have to offer.
More details coming soon!
Location: Youth Centre at ARC

Kindness Crew
More details coming soon!

Basketball Open Gym (12-18 years)
Drop by our youth centre then head into the gym and shoot some hoops. Bring a friend or meet some new ones!
Location: AYC Youth Centre at ARC
8:00pm - 10:00pm

 

Sunday May 5th

Youth Centre (MRC) Open House - Family Games 
All ages are welcome to join us and learn more about our Free Youth Drop-in Centres. Meet our amazing staff and youth and see what we have to offer.
More details coming soon!

 

Monday May 6th

Youth Council / City Council Collaboration
Come support our future community leaders as they join City Council at the Executive Committee Meeting. Youth Council will sit with Mayor an dcouncil for an exclusive dinner afterwards. Applications for 2019/2020 Youth Council can be found on our website.
Location: City Hall
3:00pm - 4:00pm
FREE

Centre vs Centre Activity (12-18 years)
More details coming soon!

 

Tuesday May 7th

Taco Dinner (12-18 years)
Drop in for free Tacos with all the fixings. We will even throw in some great dessert just for showing up!
Location: Youth Centre at MRC
More details coming soon!

Henna Art (12-18 years)
More details coming soon!
Location: AYC Youth Centre at ARC

 

 

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History of BC Youth Week: In 1995, a small group of local municipal planners and youth recreation leaders in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia stumbled across an idea they thought might be an interesting little project. At first, discussions revolved around the idea of organizing a Youth Day. However, this was not big enough for the ambitious group, so they decided to make it an entire week. Thus Youth Week was born. It began with a small handful of municipalities launching a new and exciting initiative to promote partnerships with youth, adults, businesses, government, schools and the media – A Celebration of Youth.

Mission Statement: The BC Youth Week Committee engages individuals throughout BC to collaborate and support each other. We create opportunities that empower youth to be heard, recognized, and celebrated.

Youth Week has become an international celebration to promote awareness of youth. It is an opportunity for people around the world to learn about, and from, the youth of their community. During May 1st to 7th, youth in BC will embrace the spirit of Youth Week by participating in activities and events organized by youth for youth, while honoring and celebrating their diversity and their many contributions in their communities.

Youth Week events have included youth award ceremonies, advocacy campaigns, service projects, entertainment events, sporting competitions, educational forums, and other events to showcase, educate and empower youth in our communities. More information, including a sample of the activities that take place during BC Youth Week, can be found on the events listing page.

Wherever Youth Week is celebrated, the idea behind it is the same: Young people are important and need to be recognized in a constructive and positive manner. Their contributions need to be acknowledged and celebrated. Mark your calendar and support youth in your community